Susan Leach DeBlasio

Class of ’66 Vice President

Susan Leach DeBlasio ’66 serves as Vice President and a member of the Executive and Governance Committees. At Classical, Susan learned that the power of an idea is the greatest force and that words, carefully considered and crafted, can create infinite possibilities.  She credits the critical thinking demanded by her teachers during her years at Classical with providing the inspiration to become a lifelong learner.

Susan believes that education can engender the motivation and tools young people need to achieve and wend their way through the variety of challenges they will face in today’s world, and that Classical can help them develop into tomorrow’s effective and ethical global leaders.

A past president of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Bar Foundation, Susan practices corporate and health care law at Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. in Providence and Boston and is a frequent presenter on the topics of business law, practice management, and legal ethics.

Susan loves the beach and life in Providence.  Her main vocation is community engagement and developing innovative ways to serve and enrich the Rhode Island community.  Currently, Susan chairs the Rhode Island Foundation Professional Advisory Council, is on the Board of Directors of the Quonset Development Corporation and the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, and is a member of the Rhode Island Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline.

Susan is a phi beta kappa graduate of Wheaton College, received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and M.B.A. from Providence College.